Sept. 10, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- With the first home game of the 2013-14 women's basketball campaign just over two months away, Lady Vol season tickets went on sale Tuesday on UTTIX.com and in the UT Athletics Ticket Office at Thompson-Boling Arena.
With Tennessee ranked No. 3 in the first preseason poll of the year, and the 2014 NCAA Final Four being played at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena this year, excitement is running high in Big Orange Country. Ticket demand is sure to be up from 2012-13, when UT led the NCAA in attendance for the 10th-straight season with more than 11,000 fans per game.
Season tickets for the 300 level are $180 and family plans are offered for both the 100 and 300 levels. With a minimum of four tickets purchased in the 100 level, season tickets are priced at $132 each in the family plan, while 300 level family plan tickets are $95 with a four-seat minimum.
Season ticket seating without the family plan also is available in the 100 and 200 levels. Fans interested in those areas should contact the Tennessee Fund at 865-974-1218.
This season, the five-millionth fan to see a Lady Vol home game is projected to walk through the doors at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee also is within range of eclipsing the nine-million mark in total home/away women's basketball attendance. Stay tuned for special promotions involving the home game milestone.
Head coach Holly Warlick, the 2012-13 SEC Coach of the Year and the WBCA's Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year, returns three starters and seven overall letterwinners and welcomes a pair of McDonald's All-Americans to Rocky Top. Leading the way among the veterans are 2013 SEC Co-Player of the Year Meighan Simmons and SEC Freshman of the Year Bashaara Graves.
Starting point guard Ariel Massengale returns, as do part-time starters Isabelle Harrison and Cierra Burdick. Joining the program are the nation's No. 1 recruit, 6-foot-6 post player Mercedes Russell, and underrated 5-11 guard Jordan Reynolds. Andraya Carter returns after redshirting due to injury and reserves Jasmine Jones and Nia Moore also are back as sophomores.
The Lady Vols' exhibition opener is Nov. 4 vs. Carson-Newman, while the regular-season home opener is Nov. 14 vs. Chattanooga. Other key non-conference home matchups include Nov. 17 vs. Georgia Tech, Dec. 8 vs. Texas and Jan. 20 vs. Notre Dame. The eight-game SEC home schedule includes contests vs. seven teams that saw postseason action in 2013.
Lady Vol games featuring very special promotions include the Jan. 2 SEC opener vs. LSU, when Tennessee will retire Candace Parker's jersey; a Feb. 16 matchup with Kentucky, which is the "Live Pink, Bleed Orange" game held in conjunction with ESPN's Play 4Kay initiative; and the "We Back Pat" game vs. Florida on Jan. 23, part of the SEC's "We Back Pat Week" festivities.
Single-game tickets go on sale to the general public starting Monday, Oct. 14, but "#GBO Insider" email subscribers will be able to purchase single-game tickets on Thursday, Oct. 10. To subscribe to the #GBO Insider email list (no charge), visit #GBOinsider Sign-Up.
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